WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATORS STAKES
17TH RUNNING, JUNE 10, 2012
6-½ FURLONGS IN 1:14.61 (:21.97, :43.98, 1:08.03)
JOCKEY LEONEL CAMACHO-FLORES, E Z KITTY, WINNER: “I went to H.R. (Gibson’s) barn this morning, and he told me, ‘if you break well, hustle for the lead.’ This filly is fast, so I just wanted to save something for the end. At the eighth-pole, I ran out of horse. I kept waiting for horses to pass by me, flying. She was so tired, but she has a lot of heart. I asked for everything she had, and she just kept trying and trying.’
JOCKEY JUAN GUTIERREZ, CLASS INCLUDED, SECOND: “I was in the perfect spot, but that’s horse racing for you. (E Z Kitty) went fast up front, but she had an easy lead. My horse ran her race today, but that’s horse racing. She’ll favor the distance more as the races get longer. We’ve been waiting for the longer races for her.”
NOTES: E Z Kitty (9-6-0-1-$75,016)…This is the second Emerald Downs stakes win for Leonel Camacho-Flores, both aboard E Z Kitty…Favorites are now two-for-17 in the Washington State Legislators Stakes…Runner-up and betting favorite Class Included is now 6-6-0 in 12 starts with earnings of $229,323.